Yvon (VE1VON) once again held another great Q&A session today at the MAARC clubhouse. Three prospective hams were given a presentation of Amateur Radio basics and training information for the basic course beginning in January. All three are now signed up for the class! Going to be a great training class in 2019!
Thank you Yvon!
For the first time, a group of CARG volunteers provided communications for a reduced Dobson Trail Race. The original race, which was cancelled due to flooding, covered 60 kms in length. As a result, race organizers went ahead with a 10 km race instead.
The only way to get to the “turn-around” point was by Jeep. This job was taken on by Denis, VE9MUD and Mike VE9NOM. Have to love those Jeep Club guys, as they did a great job. That being said, Misha, VE9GIS walked to the 2.5 km point in snow, rain/high winds to provide valuable communications.
The race organizers were very pleased with our support. The added safety factor that was provided by CARG was mentioned by several of the runners. A total of 37 runners took part in the race.
Taking part: Andre VE9ARG, JP VE9BK, Ross VE9GCS, Mike VE9NOM, Denis VE9MUD, and Misha VE9GIS.
A big thank you to the 2018 Pumpkin Patrol team, great job!
Left to Right - Back: Huguette, Denis (VE9MUD), Marcia (VE9MMG), Gilles (VE9NW), Gerald (VE9GDE), Gerry (VE9GER), Tobie (VE9XAB), David (VE9QED), Larry (VE9ASB), Charles (VE9CEL)
Left to Right - Front: Keith (VE9ELA), Jack (VE1AIR), Andre (VE9ARG), Chris (VE9CS), Oscar (VE9OSK),
Missing from photo: Net Controller: Angus (VE9MCD), Yvon (VE1VON)